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A55 - A Class Locomotive - Black

$179.00
SKU IRM1104
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A Class Locomotive A55
in CIE Black Livery

Staff snatchers; no CAWS; original windscreens

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Common Features:

  • Highly detailed OO scale model
  • Heavy Die-Cast metal chassis
  • Separately applied steel detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers and more
  • Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket
  • Five-Pole motor with two flywheels
  • Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
  • Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 130 km/h
  • DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
  • Two quality speakers with large sound capsules for best possible sound
  • Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including:
    • Directional lighting, DC and DCC
    • Marker lights can be turned off when train is coupled to loco
    • high beam headlight function
    • separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console
    • Engine bay lighting
  • RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to 21mm gauge
  • Rotating axlebox hubs (with alternate axlebox covers for earlier versions)
  • Fully sprung metal buffers
  • Extra fine factory-fitted pipework
  • Extra fine factory-fitted plastic and etched steel detail parts
  • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
  • Length over Buffers 203mm

Customer Reviews

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Martin Mackey
What a joy.

This is the fifth model I’ve purchased. These models are simply a gigantic leap in Irish Railway Modelling from the days of the models offed by Hornby and Lima and are a courageous attempt by IRM to provide a superior prototypical model of an Irish Diesel.
Well done IRM.
Hopefully a similar model of the C class won’t be too far away.

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O'Connaire
sherrifer tgv

saw one of these from outside the bookies opposite a-st ,a monster,i was three and a half ;me, ma and da then went out to bray on some real old carriages-right behind the engine--i can still hear it...... would'nt mind some sandboxes..

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Dermot Hopkins
A55. D. Hopkins.

A truly superb model in every respect (this from someone who has been modelling railways for over 40 years). I bought 3 f them (A55, A46 and A23r). IRM have now set the bar for all the other manufacturers. No hesitation in awarding 10 out of 10.

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James Regan
Austere

Capturing the simplicity of the plain black era - 1960s - would have liked a CIE roundell on this one, as on many prototypes, to relieve the black a little. See some period pictures of this locomotive on the Burma road. Still beautifully done. The prototype can still be seen enjoying a pint at a pub in Castlerea!

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Donnachadh Ó Mórdha
Excellent quality item.

It's a lovely model, finely detailed and an excellent runner. Very solid feel to it also.

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